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Sigma 100-400? Tamron 70-180?

mesmerized

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Hey there,

How heavy are those two lenses and do you have a preference for one or the other? I know they are completely different lenses, but if you were to take one tele-zoom on a longer trip across Asia, which one would you go for? Or... would you be able to justify having both at your disposal?

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tino84

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Well, at the end, it’s all depending if you need reach or speed.
The tamron/Sony 70-300 could be an alternative in between?
 

WoodWorks

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I don't know the weights of these lenses. But it should be a fairly simple task to go to B&H or Adorama and look up the specs. And while I enjoy shooting with my Sigma 100-400mm, it's not a lens I would ever consider taking along on a long trip unless I was very, very certain that I had something specific in mind for it. It's big and heavy, and not what I would consider a "versatile" lens. Hauling it across Asia would be a pain. Now, a safari in Kenya, that would be another thing altogether.
 

Richard Crowe

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When I shot Canon gear, I carried a pair of 7D2 cameras along with a 17-55mm f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/4.0 all over the world. Although I owned a Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Mark-ii lens, I never carried it on a trip unless, like David above, I had a specific reason for carrying that lens. The 100-400mm was just too big and far too heavy for a travel lens. The form factor is also the reason that I carried an f/4.0 rather that the f/2.8, 70-200mm lens...

I now own the Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 lens but, would be interested in trying the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8...
 

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